Back in February it was announced that USA Network has granted a ten-episode series order to a TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s acclaimed 1931 dystopian novel Brave New World, and now we have word from THR that Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Alden Ehrenreich has signed on for a role.
The official synopsis for the series reads:
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
Ehrenreich will take on the role of John the Savage, “a young man raised outside the confines of the New World whose presence threatens to disrupt the rigid social order of the utopian New London.”
Brave New World is being written by David Wiener (Homecoming), who will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Grant Morrison (Batman), Brian Taylor (Crank) and director Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero).